2 Woodworking Shop Jigs – How To

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Jigs are extremely useful in the shop and in my opinion they're kind of like clamps... you can never have too many. I make a router jig and a new taper jig in this project. Keep reading to find out how to make both... It's funny how one project can stem another project which can then stem another and another...

Installing a Vice on an Outfeed Assembly Table

After building a new outfeed assembly table, I needed to transfer the vise from the old table to the new one. The tables are made different, so I had to mount the vise different as well. See how... Recently, I designed a new outfeed assembly table and wanted to bring some of the features from the old table over to...

Outfeed Assembly Table: Part 3 – The Tour

I'm excited to give a tour of the new outfeed assembly table. In this article I'll show you around and explain the features and some things that I haven't mentioned in the previous videos. Continue reading for all the details. This was a fun project from start to finish. When I get to design something  the way I want...

Outfeed Assembly Table: Part 2 – The Build

This is part two, the build, of the Outfeed/Assembly Table project. Once I got started on this build I didn't want to stop until it was done. The improved workflow and efficiency this table provides was much needed in the shop, but getting there was challenging... This project was looong overdue. I have been needing more storage and organization...

Outfeed/Assembly Table: Part 1 – The Design

Outfeed/Assembly Part 1
For a while now I'v been meaning to rebuild my outfeed/assembly table due to the fact that it wasn't documented with video or plans when I made it a couple of years ago. So, now's the time to document it and make some changes that will improve the overall use. Watch the Video Here I started out planning...

Multipurpose Shop Cart

Multipurpose Shop Cart plan
I had a problem in the shop and we solved it... Continue reading to find out how. Click here to watch the build video! I noticed when I used the bandsaw, lathe, table saw, miter saw, jointer, planer, drill press... ok, all of my tool stations that I needed a place to stack the pieces I was working...

Clamp Rack with Safety Features

Clamp rack with safety features
I've been needing to upgrade my clamp rack for a while now due to safety in the shop. Its out with the old and in with the new... This is one of those shop projects that you'll ask yourself, "Why didn't I do this sooner"? Safety is becoming more of a concern as the kids get older and help out in...

Drill Charging Station with Air Tool Storage AND Dust Free Bins

After rearranging my shop a little bit, I lost my drill charging station location due to hanging a cabinet in it's place. So, the only logical thing to do was to build a new one. Keep reading for more... My process was a little different throughout this project, whereas I normally start a project with Sketch-up. This time around...

Bandsaw resaw fence – how to

This bandsaw re-saw fence was very simple to make. It consists of four pieces: three for the base, which is the part that slips onto the factory fence, and one for the front which is the tall section of the fence. Some will say you need a way to account for blade drift, but I tested it by re-sawing a...

Making a mallet – design concept

Not too long ago I came up with a mallet design that features both the joiner and carver mallet. I also incorporated something I call a FingerGrip. Take a look... Watch the video ComboHead Mallet with FingerGrip There are several types of mallets, but there are two that are more common than the others. The first and most common...

Planer Dust collection – shop made

I received several requests for a closer look at the dust collection on my planer. The factory dust hood is no longer available for my particular model, so in order to capture all the chips and dust that is produced from this beast I had to create my own dust hood. YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE... Watch the...

Tapering Jig from scrap wood with FREE plans

Recently, I made a tapering jig out of necessity for a project I was working on. Check it out. The jig came out better than expected, so I decided to create plans for it. I didn't spend any money on this specific jig, I already had everything I needed in the shop. My guess is that you, too, have...

SHOP TOUR 2016

October 2016 is the latest shop tour. I show you around the shop, explain a few of my tool setups, and give a little behind the scenes of what it looks like when I'm recording a video. Enjoy. I'll just post the video to the tour here for you to watch if you haven't seen it already. Thanks for...

Bench Vise and dog holes

bench vise and dog holes
  In this project I install a bench vise to the side of my assembly table and drill some dog holes in the table top. 96 p{ ...

Dust collection tour

Dust Collection
  Dust collection is a hot topic among woodworkers and the like. In this article you'll find a full dust collection tour video with time stamps to easily navigate through the video to watch only what you're interested in (desktop only), explanation of setup, pictures, demo cuts, links to other related videos and a full clickable product list.